Paperwork Only Marriage In NSW

A paperwork only marriage is a quick & convenient way to get married without a wedding ceremony and the associated hype and paraphernalia. Paperwork only marriages are an ideal option for couples who want to get married quickly, cheaply or without the fuss of a larger celebration.

In NSW you have two options for a legals-only wedding (aka paperwork-only marriage). You can either book an appointment to get married at the Registry Office, or hire a marriage celebrant to organise the legalities for you. Below, you'll find a list of celebrants in NSW who offer paperwork only marriage packages.

Types of paperwork only marriages in NSW

The decision of whether to be married at the Registry Office or by a marriage celebrant is typically decided by some common motivating factors. Here's a run down on both options to help you decide which is right for you.

Price $450 - 800 $469 - 799
Online Option Y N
Venue Choice Y Limited
Paperwork Lodgement Y N
Personal Vows Y N
Queue N Maybe
Stress Free Y Y

Registry Office Wedding

Getting married at the Registry Office is quick, cheap and reasonably easy for anyone with a good command of the English language. There are 6 main Registry Offices in NSW with 4 located in Sydney, 1 in Wollongong and 1 in the Northern NSW region of Kingscliff.

To get married at the Registry Office you'll need to submit all your own paperwork and attend a marriage interview one month before the date of your intended marriage. At the interview you'll be asked to pay, your documents will be reviewed and you can discuss options and ask questions about your ceremony. If you are not fluent in English you are required to organise your own interpreter who must accompany you to the interview. 

To organise your Registry Office wedding, complete the following documents and then book a marriage interview at your preferred location:

Marriage Celebrant

Booking a paperwork only marriage with a wedding celebrant, much like a Registry Office wedding, is quick, easy and affordable. A celebrant wedding includes all the legal paperwork to officially register your wedding under Australian law and all legalities are finalised for you. 

There are several benefits to choosing your own personal marriage celebrant to help you through the process of getting married. Here's our top 6:

  1. You don't need to attend an interview one month before your wedding. This is particularly handy for interstate and overseas couples who can simply fly into NSW and get married without waiting around for a month first.
  2. Your Notice Of Intended Marriage is lodged for you. You also receive the support of your celebrant in completing the form.
  3. You can choose your own celebrant so you know you'll be married by someone who you connect with.
  4. It's often cheaper
  5. You can pick your own location
  6. You can opt for personalised vows and/or include your love story

A paperwork only marriage is much like an elopement. You get to choose the location, your celebrant and can personalise the moment according to what works for you. Here are 10 marriage celebrants who offer paperwork only weddings in NSW.

10 Paperwork Only Weddings in NSW

Michael Janz paperwork only marriage celebrant Sydney
1. Michael Janz

  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Service Area: Greater Sydney
  • Personality: Friendly, warm, personable
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $500

Michael Janz is a warm, personable and friendly marriage celebrant who makes a paperwork only marriage in Sydney super easy. Simple ceremonies are his specialty and he does all the legal paperwork for you. You can choose your preferred park or garden anywhere around the city or beaches and Michael is happy to help you find the right location.

He's a brilliant conversationalist, is very easy to chat with and has a keen interest in other people. Highly experienced & highly recommended.

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Mick Goldie Male Celebrant Sydney
2. Mick Goldie

  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Service Area: Sydney
  • Personality: Happy, jovial
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $500

Mick Goldie is one of Sydney's newest male celebrants and has a super special available for couples wanting a paperwork only marriage. You can choose a location anywhere on Sydney Harbour or in the Greater Sydney region and Mick will get you legally hitched for $500. 

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Paperwork Wedding Celebrant Vicki Frittman
3. Paperwork Weddings by Vicki Frittman

  • Location: Pagewood, NSW
  • Service Area: Sydney
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $550
  • 5 Star Reviews: 40+

Vicki Frittmann is a Commonwealth authorised wedding celebrant who officiates paperwork marriages in Sydney's CBD, Eastern Suburbs and Inner West. She was married herself at McKell Park on Sydney Harbour and recommends this location if you're looking for a quiet spot to sign wedding documentation.

Paperwork only weddings are $550 and get you officially hitched in a 5-8 minute legals only ceremony that involves saying the required wording and signing documentation which Vicki organises for you.

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Kellie Warren Paperwork Only Weddings
4. Hitched by Kellie Warren

  • Location: Penrith, NSW
  • Service Areas: Western Sydney, Blue Mountains
  • Personality: Laid back, fun
  • Paperwork Only Wedding: $500

Kellie Warren has a warm, relaxed and welcoming presence that's perfect for low key paperwork only weddings. Her couples love how she blends the right amount of humour to create a stress free and fun process. Wedding fees start at $500 for a paperwork only option.

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Paperwork Marriages By Sharon
5. Married By Sharon

  • Location: Dapto, NSW 2530
  • Service Areas: Wollongong, Illawarra, South Coast
  • Paperwork Only Weddings: $500
  • 5 Star Reviews: 80+

Sharon is a bubbly, fun and laid back marriage celebrant who's easy to talk to and makes the process of getting married in a fuss free ceremony super easy. She'll get you hitched in a legals only style ceremony from $500 anywhere in the Wollongong and Shoalhaven region.

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Paperwork Weddings by Simple Ceremonies
6. Simple Ceremonies

  • Location: Central Coast, Hunter Valley
  • Years in Business: 8+
  • Paperwork Weddings: $350+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 700+

Simple Ceremonies are the specialists in quick & easy paperwork weddings offering affordable packages from $350 throughout the Central Coast and Sydney regions. Led by Michael Teulon, a team of local marriage celebrants offer all types of legal only weddings from last minute ceremonies to quickie celebrations and intimate signings for two.

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Paperwork wedding by Megumi
7. Megumi Carver Celebrant

  • Location: Rosebery, NSW 2018
  • Years In Business: 11+
  • Cost: $450+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 180+

With Megumi, even a paperwork only wedding is an hilarious affair. This Sydney based fashionista and professional marriage celebrant makes the simplest of weddings as fun and lighthearted as a big momentous celebration and offers a legals-only ceremony for $450 with free fits of giggles. Megumi is fluent in both English & Japanese and is just as funny in both languages.

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North Coast Marriage Celebrant Julie Muir
8. Julie Muir 

  • Location: Mayfield, NSW
  • Service Areas: Port Stephens - Lake Macquarie
  • Personality: Genuine, kind, thoughtful, calm
  • Legals Only Wedding: $500

Bilingual marriage celebrant Julie Muir can get you hitched in English, Irish, Spanish, French and reasonably well also in Italian. Expect a super simple wedding ceremony with a good dose of humour. Wedding fees start at $500 for legals-only including lodgement of all paperwork.

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Document Wedding Elva
9. Married By Elva

  • Location: Wellington Point QLD 4160
  • Years in Business: 4+
  • Cost: $450+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 50+

Elva Nicolson is a friendly, warm and caring marriage celebrant who delivers quick & easy registry style weddings from $450. Elva makes the process easy and carefree for her clients taking care of all paperwork and submissions. She also officiates immigration letters to support applications for a partner or marriage visa.

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Weddings With Jules is a Newcastle Marriage Celebrant for all wedding types
10. Weddings With Jules

  • Location: Newcastle
  • Service Areas: Newcastle, Hunter Valley
  • Personality: Warm and welcoming, funny, compassionate
  • Legals Only Wedding: $800

Jules delivers light hearted marriage ceremonies in a funny and graceful style. Her paperwork only weddings include a little extra personalisation to make the moment special for her couples. Fees start at $800.

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Eligibility for a paperwork only marriage in NSW

To get legally married in NSW you & your partner must be 18 years of age or older on the big day. There's a bunch of other rules like you can't already be married and there are restrictions on marrying blood relatives which are incidentally not as strict as you might expect. If you're worried about your eligibility, grab yourself a marriage celebrant from the above list and they'll sort you out.

Notice of Intended Marriage

if you are choosing a celebrant to marry you, they will email you the right NOIM for you to fill in, and will lodge it for you online. Your NOIM must be submitted more than 1 month before your wedding date and is valid for 18 months from the submission date.

What you'll need for a paperwork only marriage in NSW

To get married in NSW you'll need either of:

  • original birth certificates + photo ID (drivers licence)
  • passports

If applicable to you, you may also need:

  • change of name certificate
  • divorce papers
  • death certificate of previous spouse

The state of NSW makes it reasonably easy to get married without all the fuss of a large wedding ceremony and reception. Simply find a registry office location convenient to you, or pick one of our paperwork only celebrants above and you're 30 days away from being a legally married couple. Love rules.

Best Budget-Friendly Wedding Destinations

Looking for beautiful places for a cheap destination wedding? Below is a list of the most unique and affordable destination wedding places across the Wedlockers platform. All of these incredible locations have accommodation onsite are all-in-one wedding venues with facilities for pre & post wedding events.

Affordable all inclusive wedding packages are available at several of the curated venues below and cater for micro weddings & elopements through to celebrations with 100+ guests. There's also several BYO venues that offer great cost savings by stocking up at Dan Murphy's and hiring caterers according to your wedding budget. 

Cheap destination weddings tend to be more economical the closer they are located to you. So before you book an international wedding with all the logistical requirements of planning an overseas celebration, check out these stunning and super affordable wedding destinations right here on Australian soil. 

Here are 10 budget friendly destination wedding locations that offer unique and beautiful settings to say "I do" and stay for a while.

Top 10 Affordable Destination Weddings

Cheap Destination Weddings at The Lodge Hotel Jamberoo
1. The Lodge Jamberoo

  • Location: Jamberoo - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136

The Lodge is situated in Jamberoo near the town's iconic action water park popular with summer tourists. The 43 hotel rooms overlook a huge outdoor swimming pool and spacious lawn area providing the perfect backdrop for luxe & fun, but inexpensive destination weddings.

For ceremonies, The Lodge has a beautiful tree cathedral set within a Pine Forest that features an open-sided timber chapel and paved seating area for guests. The reception venue is a large blank canvas hall that comes fully furnished and has a built in bar and adjoining function areas outdoors.

Wedding Packages

Venue hire for weddings is seasonally priced (currently 50% discounted) and includes exclusive use for 2 nights. Guests usually cover this fee by paying their own accommodation via the venue's online booking system. The couple then cover food & beverage which is very reasonably priced starting at under $100 per person.

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Cheap Destination for Small Weddings & Elopements at Goosewing Cottage
2. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: Mount View - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12

Goosewing Cottage is one of Australia's cheapest wedding destinations and a pioneer of all inclusive elopements. Surrounded by lush rolling hills, native Australian animals and the tranquility of nature, couples have exclusive use of the little farm to exchange vows with up to 20 loved ones present. 

The property has two dwellings onsite, a cottage that sleeps 4 guests and a homestead that sleeps 8. While parties are not permitted onsite, you're very welcome to host a dinner with guests who are staying onsite, hire in a private chef or head to one of the recommended local restaurants. 

Wedding Packages 

Goosewing Cottage offers affordable destination weddings starting at $3,295 for an all-inclusive 2 person elopement. All packages include venue hire, a wedding planner, choice of celebrant with a personalised ceremony and all legals, and one of the Hunter Valley's most awarded wedding photographers. 

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Cheap destination weddings at the beach in Jervis Bay
3. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Ellmoos Road via Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111

The Cove is a 3 acre seaside resort that offers budget friendly destination weddings where all guests stay onsite at your own private beach for the weekend. What makes The Cove more affordable than other wedding locations is the ability for guests to cover the venue hire fee by paying for their own accommodation, the venue's affordable catering options and free styling inclusions. 

Onsite amenities include a brand new wedding hall, beachfront ceremony garden, pamper room for getting ready, glamping village with luxe amenities & fire pits, funhouse, cabins, spacious lawns, pre & post wedding event areas and free paddle boards and kayaks.

Wedding Packages

The Cove is an all inclusive wedding venue with a variety of packages to suit all budgets from food stations and cocktail catering to elegant seated menus. The venue hire fee is a very affordable minimum spend on accommodation which is typically covered by guests paying for their own rooms. Highly recommended.

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Affordable destination wedding and elopement location in the Hawkesbury
4. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Address: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW 2775
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Built in the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church, St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of the most unique wedding destinations in the affordable price range. The non-denominational wedding location has 5 luxury bedrooms and spacious living areas in the upper 2 floors and an intimate function area on the ground floor with seats up to 60 guests.

The original church bell still works and is located above the front door which is a beautiful spot for wedding ceremonies. The property features a plunge pool, a large backyard perfect for outdoor weddings against the magnificent facade of the church and stunning bush views.

Wedding Packages

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a BYO location with venue hire starting at $3,500 including 2+ nights accommodation for 10 guests. All inclusive packages for micro weddings start at under $5,000. 

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Cheap Wedding Destination Daydream Island
5. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $4,500+

Situated in the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Daydream Island Resort is one of the world's most beautiful wedding destinations. The resort offers surprisingly affordable destination wedding packages with a choice of places to tie the knot including a glass chapel with stunning ocean views, poolside event spaces and a seaside infinity deck.

Daydream Island is located 30 minutes from the mainland by boat or helicopter with current wedding specials including discounted island transfers and complimentary accommodation. See listing for full details of current discounts.

Wedding Packages

All inclusive wedding packages start at an affordable $4,500 including venue hire, styling and flowers. Catered wedding packages are also very reasonably priced.

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Cheap location for destination weddings on the beach in Kiama
6. The Pavilion Kiama

  • Location: 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 80 - 400
  • Accommodation: Within walking distance

Kiama is a popular beach wedding destination conveniently located within easy reach of Sydney and Wollongong. Set on its own oceanfront peninsula in the heart of town, The Pavilion offers a unique opportunity to get married in a private beachfront setting, have your reception onsite and walk to your accommodation after - a logistically easy and highly affordable option for a coastal destination wedding.

The venue itself is a large and modern, light-filled space with expansive ocean views to Kiama Lighthouse. It has an outdoor lawn area, an entrance foyer bar (and wet weather ceremony space), a bridal suite and 2 waterfront ceremony sites right outside the venue.

Wedding Packages

The Pavilion Kiama offers affordable all inclusive wedding packages that start at $125 per person with nothing you need to add aside from floral styling if you wish. 

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Cheap Destination Wedding Goolawah Retreat
7. Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat

  • Location: 288 Point Plomer Rd, Crescent Head NSW 2440
  • Capacity: 30 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Surrounded by 28 acres of beautiful bushland set on the ocean's edge, Goolawah Bush & Beach Retreat is an idyllic spot for destination weddings with a popularly priced hire fee. The property features an open air timber pavilion that adjoins a festoon-lit courtyard and 5 self contained cottages.

Camping is permitted onsite, pets are welcome, there's no curfew and you can bring your own drinks and caterers according to your budget. 

Wedding Packages

The venue hire fee is seasonal with the cheapest weddings available in winter and mid week. You get exclusive access to the property for 3 days including all accommodation and guests are able to pay their own accommodation. 

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Affordable all-in-one wedding location in the Scenic Rim
8. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8

White Chapel Kalbar is a modern little chapel situated on a quiet country corner in one of Australia's most scenic locations - the world renowned Scenic Rim. The elegant little neon-lit chapel is surrounded by an intimate courtyard and gardens and has the small Hamptons-inspired Black Hall for wedding receptions at its rear.

With an outdoor bar area, lawns suitable for garden weddings and covered pergola areas, the property is perfectly set up for destination weddings in the Scenic Rim. The owner also has a luxe Airbnb 10 doors down the road, a Bentley to transport you and a bus to transport your guests.

Wedding Packages

White Chapel Kalbar offers affordable venue hire from $1,500, all inclusive elopement packages starting from $6,250 and destination weddings with ceremony, photos + reception from under $200/pp.

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Eleven Eighty Inexpensive Wedding Destination
9. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is an affordable place for destination weddings at the picturesque Shoalhaven Heads just 10 minutes from Berry. With two cottages onsite that sleep a total of 15 guests and a collection of 5 unique wedding spaces, Eleven Eighty is an idyllic wedding destination for 15 - 80 guests.

Event spaces include a heritage listed wedding hall, a micro wedding barn, a private courtyard with rustic bar, Argentinian pergola with BBQ and a gorgeous little refurbished train carriage. A props shed has all furniture for your ceremony and reception including styling elements such as velvet couches - offering a massive cost saving.

Wedding Packages

All wedding packages including accommodation for up to 15 guests for 2 nights and free access to the props shed. Micro weddings for up to 30 guests start at $7,500. Weddings with up to 80 guests are $12,000. Then just BYO caterers and drinks.

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Cheap Wedding Destination in the Byron Bay Hinterland
10. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day/2 night BYO

Midginbil Eco Resort is one of Australia's most fun and affordable wedding locations for 3 day celebrations with 80+ guests. The 400 acre resort is situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland and is surrounded by beautiful sub tropical rainforest offers some of the country's most picturesque views. 

Accommodation at Midginbil includes a village of safari tents that each have their own timber balconies and cottages and lodges. There's a reception barn, 3 ceremony sites, a late night bonfire site that comes stocked with wood ready to light and a swimming pool plus tennis and volleyball courts.

Wedding Packages

A very affordable venue hire fee (priced seasonally) includes exclusive use of the property and all accommodation for 3 days/2 nights. Guests usually cover this fee by paying their own accommodation along with a small meal allowance for catered breakfasts & lunches. The reception catering is BYO to fit your budget. 

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Best Wedding Resorts in Australia

Wedding resorts are the ultimate in luxury for destination weddings. We're lucky in Australia to have a great variety of wedding resorts for getaway celebrations of all sizes. Whether you're thinking of eloping or treating your entire guest list to a wedding resort experience, Australia has some incredible destinations to choose from.

Being a large island, Australia has an excellent selection of beach wedding resorts including several you can hire for the exclusive use of you and your guests. Many of the larger beachfront resorts have elopement packages and offer spaces suitable for micro destination weddings.

In addition to beach wedding resorts, other wedding venues with accommodation that have a resort-like ambience include golf resorts, country clubs, luxury farmstays with glamping villages and private, exclusive-use hotels. 

If you're tossing up with an overseas wedding or a destination wedding down under, Australia's best wedding resorts will have you staying on shore for sure. Here are 20 of the best wedding resorts in Australia.

Top 20 Wedding Resorts in Australia

Wedding Resort The Cove Jervis Bay
1. The Cove Beachfront Resort

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Cove is a seaside wedding resort located on its own private beach in Jervis Bay. When you hire The Cove for your wedding you get the entire resort for your private use for 2 nights with accommodation for 111 guests.

The Cove features an oceanfront garden for your wedding ceremony, a luxe all-weather reception hall and a beautiful festoon-lit courtyard surrounding an outdoor bar. At night The Cove comes alive under fairy lit trees and is a spectacularly atmospheric location for coastal weddings under the stars.

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Island Wedding Resort Coral Reef
2. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 300+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Daydream Island is a world class wedding resort immersed in the tropical waters of the Whitsundays just 30 minutes by boat or helicopter from the mainland. With accommodation for everyone, multiple swimming pools, private beaches for snorkelling, stunning rainforest walks and an underwater reef observatory, there's plenty for guests to do on the private island.

Wedding facilities include a glass chapel with uninterrupted ocean views, a seaside deck perfect for ceremonies & receptions on the water's edge, poolside event spaces and intimate function rooms. The island caters for elopements & micro weddings up to celebrations with 300+ guests.

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The Lodge Resort Wedding
3. The Lodge Wedding Resort

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Lodge is an amazing wedding resort with 43 newly renovated hotel rooms surrounding a huge outdoor swimming pool. The affordable wedding destination allows you to bring all your family & friends to celebrate with you for 2 nights with all catering and drinks provided onsite.

Amenities at the hotel include an open-air Pine Tree Ceremony Cathedral, a luxe wedding reception hall, private gardens & courtyards, tree covered avenues that offer a spectacular setting for outdoor dining tables and a bar & restaurant providing for a welcome night and after party.

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Country Wedding Resort The Woods
4. The Woods Farm

  • Location: Bayly Road, Tomerong, NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: Dry hire, DIY & BYO

The Woods Farm is a country wedding resort nestled in a bushland setting 2.5 hours from Sydney and Canberra. A village of glamping tents and self-contained cottages provide accommodation for 120 guests onsite along with a swimming pool, petting farm animals, veggie garden where breakfasts are served and a free-use bike shed.

The 40 acre wedding venue has an incredible open-air bush chapel nestled amongst native trees and shrubs. To reach the chapel you walk through jasmine covered archways on a grass aisle stretching 120 metres to a chandelier altar. An outdoor bar area and furnished lawn sits beside the luxe reception shed styled with a rustic bar, timber tables and chandeliers.

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Greystone Wedding Resort
5. Greystone Estate

  • Address: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Wedding Packages: $400+/pp 

Greystone Estate is a resort-like wedding venue located in the Hunter Valley. It has 3 seperate dwellings across 10 acres that centre around the main homestead with an adjoining swimming pool area and large outdoor gathering verandah.

The 5 star Hamptons-inspired property has an all-white open-air chapel and reception hall that cater for weddings of up to 110 guests. Inside the main house is a large kitchen and butlers pantry from where your preferred private chefs can cater your event. Mid-week venue hire starts at $13,800 including all accommodation for 2 nights.

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Austinvilla Wedding Resort
6. Austinvilla Estate

  • Location: 31 Austinville Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Austinvilla Estate is a country wedding resort in the Gold Coast hinterland region of Queensland. This tropical wedding destination offers elopement packages to which you can add accommodation, or you can hire the entire resort for your exclusive use with 90 guests staying onsite with you.

The resort features an award winning bridal suite, self-contained cottages, an open air ceremony pavilion and an elegant fairy-lit reception venue. You can have a welcome night dinner on the cocktail sundeck and host a pool party recovery the day after your wedding.

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Sheraton Gold Coast Wedding Resort
7. Sheraton Grand Mirage Wedding Resort

  • Location: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 4217
  • Capacity: 600
  • Accommodation: Sleeps all
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

You do not need an overseas wedding for a tropical beach celebration with the Sheraton Grand Mirage offering a stunning beach setting for weddings on the iconic Gold Coast. The Sheraton Grand Mirage is the only 5 star wedding resort in this popular beachfront destination, and comes with beautiful oceanfront villas for guests.

At the resort you'll find lagoon pools with a swim up bar, restaurants, bars & lounges, and a range of indoor + outdoor event spaces for private celebrations. Wedding venues include tropical gardens that overlook the lagoon pool, outdoor beachfront terraces and indoor function rooms that overlook the ocean.

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Angourie Wedding Resort
8. Angourie Wedding Resort

  • Location: 166 Angourie Rd, Yamba NSW 2464
  • Capacity: 40 - 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Angourie wedding resort is located in Northern NSW at the beachfront destination of Yamba. The region offers perfect temperatures for outdoor celebrations year round with the resort providing a lush subtropical rainforest setting for private use weddings.

At Angourie Resort all your wedding guests stay onsite with you for the weekend and there is a restaurant, pool and day spa for their convenience. An open-air poolside venue and function room provide your reception spaces with wedding ceremonies held in the gardens.

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Linga Longa Wedding Resort
9. Linga Longa Estate

  • Location: 256 Cassia Road, Southampton, WA 6253
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Glamping/Camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Linga Longa Estate is a destination wedding venue located at Blackwood River in South West WA. The secluded 700 acre property is hidden within a private forest offering a beautifully secluded and intimate destination for relaxed outdoor weddings.

Wedding ceremony locations include an enchanting festoon-lit forest cathedral and floating lake gazebo. For wedding receptions there's a permanent marquee with a timber deck that overlooks the lake and surrounding hills. As your reception draws to an end, an outdoor log lounge provides a relaxed and romantic site to wind down for the evening.

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The Retreat is a North Coast Wedding Venue in Port Stephens
10. The Retreat Port Stephens

  • Location: 4302 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 70 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 91
  • Wedding Packages: Affordable

Backing onto the largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere is The Retreat, one of the most affordable wedding resorts on the North Coast of NSW.  The Retreat offers mid week elopement packages or for larger weddings you can book out the entire resort for your exclusive use.

The Retreat is conveniently located right on the sand and just 3 minutes to the Anna Bay shops but feels secluded and private within surrounding bushland. There is a function room included with venue hire and you're welcome to set up an outdoor reception and can BYO drinks.

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Resort Wedding Venue Great Ocean Road
11. Great Ocean Road Resort

  • Location: 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC 3230
  • Capacity: 20 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 60+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Great Ocean Road Resort is located on Australia's most famous coastal road and offers beach weddings on the sands around Anglesea plus newly renovated coastal-themed ceremony & reception venues within the resort. In addition to boutique accommodation the resort features a luxury day spa, modern Australian restaurant, gym, indoor pool and tennis court.

Wedding facilities include a bright and airy private dining room perfect for micro weddings and elopements, fine dining restaurant for larger receptions, an indoor ceremony space and a sunken lounge and open-air fire pit area set amongst beautiful tropical landscaping.

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Spicers Sangoma Resort Weddings
12. Spicers Sangoma Retreat

  • Location: 70 Grandview Ln, Bowen Mountain, NSW 2753
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: 6 Luxury suites sleep 16
  • Wedding Packages: Top end

Spicers is a name synonymous with Australia's best wedding resorts with the brand's renowned 5 star service and luxury surrounds on offer at Sangoma Retreat. This tranquil destination in the Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury region offers the epitome of luxury for small weddings of up to 30 guests immersed in natural serenity.

There are 6 private and individually unique suites at the resort which can be booked for your exclusive use with an overnight or two night package. Weddings are catered by the chefs hatted onsite restaurant with a 5 course degustation menu and drinks package. Elopement packages available.

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Hayman Island Wedding Resort
13. Hayman Island Resort

  • Location: Hayman Island, Whitsundays QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 300+

Hayman Island Resort is a spectacular wedding venue located on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays landmark is one of the best resort wedding destinations in Queensland, offering a range of packages from elopements to grand celebrations with up to 300 guests.

You can access the resort via a luxury catamaran, helicopter or seaplane and there are 166 luxury guest rooms spread across three wings - offering the option to book out your own wing. The resort offers the option of a poolside, garden or beach wedding ceremony and indoor or outdoor receptions.

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Spicers Vineyard Wedding Resort
14. Spicers Vineyards Estate

  • Location: 555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: 12 rooms + house ($399 - $1,599 per night)
  • Wedding Packages: Min $30k spend on weekends

Spicers Vineyards Estate is a secluded, resort-like wedding destination located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region. The 22 acre estate is surrounded by native bushland with views to the Brokenback Ranges and features 4 acres of vineyards as the backdrop for your wedding.

The 80 seat Restaurant Botanica caters perfectly to intimate wedding receptions and has a large covered verandah soaking in the stunning views. Weddings require booking of accommodation. There are 12 luxury guest rooms overlooking a spacious pool area, plus a secluded house perfectly suited to bridal accommodation. 

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Cypress Lakes Wedding Resort
15. Cypress Lakes Wedding Resort

  • Location: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 900
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 900+
  • Wedding Packages: Affordable
  • Elopements & micro weddings available

Cypress Lakes is the largest golf resort in the Hunter Valley with an 18 hole championship course, luxury day spa, two restaurants, a viby public bar, several swimming pools, tennis courts and an amazing kids playground. This resort is too big to hire for your exclusive use, but offers a vibing & fun atmosphere in which to celebrate with your guests.

The 25 acre country-club style complex has 12+ ceremony & reception venues onsite ranging from a man-made lake with rotunda and water fountain, to poolside spots and secluded garden, bush & golf course settings. Function rooms include a grand marquee for weddings with 400+ guests, a ballroom and smaller more intimate spaces.

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Hunter Valley Gardens Wedding Resort
16. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

  • Location: McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 40 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $119+/pp

The Mercure Group has a 4½ star hotel and wedding resort located within the iconic Hunter Valley Gardens complex. You get access to the world class gardens for your wedding photos when you book your wedding ceremony & reception at the resort.

Within the resort are 5 reception venues including a ballroom, conservatory and two function rooms. Some of the venues have views into the gardens and access to private courtyards. Wedding packages are available for 15 to 120 guests and are among the more affordable in the Hunter Valley starting under $150 per head. 

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Freedom Shores Wedding Resort
17. Freedom Shores

  • Location: Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 40
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Elopements: From $9,890

Freedom Shores is an oceanfront wedding destination located in a hidden valley at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. Surrounded by hills and with its own private beach, the expansive grounds and luxurious boutique accommodation is like its own island getaway and the perfect spot for an overseas wedding in the pacific, right here on Australian sand.

At Freedom Shores you get your own private wedding resort with on-shore accommodation in purpose-built boats for the weekend. Guests pay their own accommodation. All inclusive destination weddings are $32,150 for 40 guests including ceremony, celebrant, flowers, hair & make up, reception & catering plus accommodation for the Bride & Groom for 2 nights.

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NRMA Beach Wedding Resort
18. NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Resort

  • Location: Banyandah Street, South Durras, NSW 2536
  • Capacity: 20 - 120
  • Accommodation: Villas sleep 40+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $160/pp

Murramarang Beach Wedding Resort is located just north of Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW. The oceanfront resort is surrounded by National Park with villas just a few steps from the sand. There are four receptions venues at the resort that cater for micro weddings of 20 - 40 guests up to parties of 120 and include both indoor & outdoor settings.

All inclusive wedding packages come with a choice of menus including gourmet banquets or low-key canapés. Being a non-exclusive resort, packages are relatively affordable and there is a restaurant and kiosk onsite to cater to the remainder of your stay should you wish to honeymoon.

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Pullman Magenta Shores Wedding Resort Australia
19. Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

  • Location: 1 Magenta Drive, Magenta, NSW 2261
  • Capacity: 220 - 400
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Pullman Magenta Shores is a 52 acre, 5 star beachfront wedding resort located on Tuggerah Lake on the Central Coast. The resort is set amongst landscaped gardens and has 1 - 3 bedroom appartments, 3 swimming pools, a pool bar and day spa.

Pullman Magenta Shores is much like a country club wedding venue and has an 18 hole championship golf course where golfers can T-off on the morning of their wedding. There are 6 reception venues within the resort plus a manicured lakeside lawn should you prefer a garden wedding over the nearby beach. 

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The Beachcomber Wedding Resort
20. The Beachcomber Hotel & Resort

  • Location: 200 Main Road, Toukley, NSW 2263
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps Everyone
  • Wedding Packages: $180+

The Beachcomber Hotel & Wedding Resort is located on Budgewoi Lake just north of Sydney on the Central Coast. Styled in a Hampton's theme, the resort is the ideal setting for coastal weddings and has two light-filled reception venues with floor to ceiling glass opening doors.

All inclusive wedding packages start from 30+ guests and come with a private lakefront courtyard that has a roof for weatherproof ceremonies.

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